Students Awarded Prizes for the Use of Steel in Design and Construction
For Immediate Release:
Washington, D.C., September 10, 2021 – The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) have selected the winners of the 2021 Steel Design Student Competition.
The competition recognizes 11 exceptional projects, in two categories, that explore a variety of design issues related to the use of steel in design and construction. The 2021 ACSA/AISC Steel Design Student Competition offered architecture students the opportunity to compete in two separate categories. Category I challenged students to rethink the nature of working in a post-pandemic era and how to design for holistic physical and mental wellness for all the building’s inhabitants. Category II was open, offering students the opportunity to select a site and building program using steel as the primary material.
The winning projects were chosen by a panel of distinguished jurors:
CATEGORY I: WORKPLACE WELLNESS JURY Sara Carr, Northeastern University Aki Ishida, Virginia Tech Shaina Saporta, Arup, New York
CATEGORY II: OPEN JURY Emily Guglielmo, Martin/Martin Consulting Engineers Dana Gulling, North Carolina State University Jin Young Song, University at Buffalo, SUNY
For each category, the jurors chose First, Second, and Third place winners, along with additional Honorable Mentions. Listed below are the names of the recipients, their project titles, and their faculty sponsor(s):
CATEGORY I: WORKPLACE WELLNESS WINNERS
First Place: Immersive Workplace Students: Moises Lio Can, Zaw Latt, Yaning Zhang, & Ming Xu Faculty Sponsor: Clark E. Llewellyn, FAIA Institution: University of Hawai’i at Mānoa Collaborators: Marion Fowlkes, FAIA & Stephen S. Huh, FAIA
Second Place: Waste[USE]-full Student: Dylan Roth Faculty Sponsors: Soo Jeong Jo, Kristopher Palagi, & Tara Street Institution: Louisiana State University
Third Place: Holographic Headquarters Student: John Iacobacci Faculty Sponsor: Jodi La Coe Institution: Marywood University
Honorable Mention: Floating Oasis Students: Ge Tian, Dong Cao, Zhiyu Feng, & Dongyan Jiang Faculty Sponsor: Clark E. Llewellyn, FAIA Institution: University of Hawai’i at Mānoa Collaborators: Marion Fowlkes, FAIA & Stephen S. Huh, FAIA
Honorable Mention: Howard University Center for Inclusive Design Students: Christine Griffith & Kyle Martin Faculty Sponsor: Farhana Ferdous Institution: Howard University
Honorable Mention: Re(IN)Vent Students: Josue Alvarez Perez & Jose Montano Faculty Sponsor: Gerard Smulevich Institution: Woodbury University
CATEGORY II: OPEN WINNERS
First Place: Clouds Over Regent Park Student: Thomas Gomez Ospina Faculty Sponsor: Vincent Hui Institution: Ryerson University
Second Place:Hot Cold Warm Student: Uran Sokoli Faculty Sponsor: Ahmed Ali Institution: Texas A&M University
Third Place: North End: Storytelling. Immigrant Museum on Boston Waterfront. Student: Ekaterina Siemoneit Faculty Sponsors: Jerolim Mladinov & David Foxe Institution: Boston Architectural College
Honorable Mention: Above & Below [the Veil] Student: Kaiyan Chen Faculty Sponsor: Thomas Fowler Institution: California Polytechnic State University
Honorable Mention: Marché du Pont Student: Tatiana Estrina Faculty Sponsor: Vincent Hui Institution: Ryerson University
About AISC The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), headquartered in Chicago, is a non-partisan, not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry in the United States. AISC’s mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural-steel-related technical and market-building activities, including: specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, market development, and advocacy. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry providing timely and reliable information. For more information, visit www.aisc.org.
About ACSA Founded in 1912 by 10 charter members, the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture is an international association of architecture schools preparing future architects, designers, and change agents. ACSA’s full members include all of the accredited professional degree programs in the United States and Canada, as well as international schools and 2- and 4-year programs. Together, ACSA schools represent 7,000 faculty educating more than 40,000 students. The mission of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture is to lead architectural education and research. ACSA seeks to empower faculty and schools to educate increasingly diverse students, expand disciplinary impacts, and create knowledge for the advancement of architecture. For more information, visit www.acsa-arch.org.
Founded in 1912 by 10 charter members, ACSA is an international association of architecture schools preparing future architects, designers, and change agents. Our membership includes all of the accredited professional degree programs in the United States and Canada, as well as international schools and 2- and 4-year programs. Together ACSA schools represent some 7,000 faculty educating more than 40,000 students.
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